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Believe In Billy Records

Brian Ruskin & Peter Nester

Believe In Billy Records is a netlabel focusing on sharing electronic and acoustic experimental music. Artists include The Abscraps, AViD (advances in obsolete technology), Mental Health Consumer, and the Pete Nester Experience. Visit us at: http://sites.google.com/site/believeinbillyrecords/

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Believe In Billy Records
by Down Team Up; Brian Ruskin
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This very eclectic release contains seven distinct tracks, their styles hard to categorize but owing to lo-fi and shoegaze electronic. Somehow, the Down Team Up mix these tracks into a 24 minute slab of inspiring and driving sounds. You'll hear techno squelches and overdriven guitars alongside some natural field recordings and heavily treated sounds of origin unknown. Ok, pencils down, heads up - they may seem calm and contained at times, but give them a moment and they'll surprise you with...
Topic: eclectic, shoegaze, electronic, techno
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by AViD| advances in obsolete technology
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Something very different from the back catalog of previously unreleased AViD recordings - a short album comprised entirely of guitar, recorded live with a 4-track recorder in a Houston hotel room during the Summer of 2004. A stylistic departure from the electronic music AViD usually creates, but also a harbinger of the atmospheric "Promises" & "Regrets" double LP of 2008, these sparse but melodic and atmospheric songs were built layer by layer without any computers or...
Topic: guitar, lo-fi, 4-track, atmospheric
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2012 EP in the series of BornDirty.org compilations, this 6-track collection features evocative electronic productions by Liquid Green, Mental Health Consumer and TFHats.
Topics: electronic, electro, techno, experimental
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by Mental Health Consumer (B. Ruskin)
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Claustrophobioc electro-tinged soundscape by Mental Health Consumer.
Topics: electro, techno, soundscape, ambient
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by Mental Health Consumer
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"Help Us Help You" is the first album by Brian Ruskin under the moniker Mental Health Consumer. Recorded and initially released in 2006, "Help Us Help You" is a free-flowing collection of ten atmospheric electronic tracks. Several tracks were programmed and recorded live; others are "half-live" - a hybrid of studio and real-time elements. Mental Health Consumer efforts were begun to attempt a more immediate, emotional compositional style; in this sense, "Help...
Topic: electronic, experimental, electro, techno, laptop,
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by Down Team Up
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We give. You take. That's how it works in netlabel-land. Down Team Up are back with a summer record, that we think is well worth the taking. "Give and Take" opens and closes with breezy, atmospheric keys and nostalgic soundscapes, but is overstuffed with energetic sounds over the course of 12 tracks spanning 52 minutes. As with their debut EP, the tunes on "Give and Take" each have a distinctive personality and share traits with many styles of electronic music, but are...
Topic: electro, techno,
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by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Promises" is the electronic half of a 2-CD set by AViD. The album features electro, techno, unnerving acoustics and analog sounds, found sounds, and features an atmosphere of incipient change.
Topic: Avid, electronica, experimental
Believe In Billy Records
by Skinny Knockdown
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Listening to this 5-track EP brings to mind Pearl Jam, Dinosaur Jr., The Pixies, fIREHOSE, The Rolling Stones and other practitioners of no-nonsense rock and roll. And yet, these songs have their own identity altogether. What does unify Skinny Knockdown with their influences is their straight forward, lo-fi approach to the music, with a propulsive beat and sturdy blues backbone. Recorded with minimal overdubs, these 5 songs were laid down in one take back in 1995, but still resonate 15 years...
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by B Ruskin
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"Regrets" is the ambient/experimental 2nd disc of AViD's 2008 2-LP set "Promises & Regrets". Live guitar, droning keyboards and studio production effects create an impressionistic soundscape worth exploring.
Topic: ambient, experimental, soundscape,
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by Brian Ruskin
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"Promises" is a 2008 release by AViD, the first half of an ambitious double LP, "Promises & Regrets", focusing on the uneasy electronica and experimental soundscapes of AViD's style. "Promises" takes the listener on a beat-driven, unnerving journey through analog and otherworldly sounds. Released 2008 by Believe In Billy Records.
Topics: Avid, electronica, experimental, netlabel, techno
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by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Chiaroscuro" is AViD's late 2003 offering, inspired by the start of winter and long nights, alternatively warm and conforting as well as chilling and manic.
Topic: electronic, ambient, techno, Avid, believe in billy records
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by Advances In Obsolete Technology (Brian Ruskin)
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New LP from Advances In Obsolete Technology, "If I Keep Up This Way" is a wintry, yet heartfelt mix of electronic experiments. Split between atmospheric soundscapes with a beat and adrenaline-overloaded dancefloor fillers with an emotive core, "If I Keep Up This Way" is a unique listening experience.
Topics: electronic, experimental, wintry
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by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Everyone's Looking, Nobody's Buying" is a bit of everything for everyone. Groove-heavy, with elements of techno, synth-rock, turn-table scratching, heavy breaks/bigbeat and even some ambient and jungle, ELNB finds AViD experimenting with genres and hooks to an extreme degree. It's all very eclectic, maybe a bit uneven and uncomfortable, but it'll definitely get you moving. Newly edited for 2008 (the original 2004 release had 4 extra tracks with uncleared samples), this record is now...
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by AViD (B. Ruskin)
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"Extremophile" by AViD is an electonic album by AViD: advances in obsolete technology. Recorded during the first half of 2003, "Extremophile" finds producer Brian Ruskin layering loops and driving big beats over heavily distorted samples alternating with uneasy melodies and live guitar patterns. Certainly one of the heaviest AViD records, with intentional imbalances, it teeters just on the edge of control.
Topic: Avid, electronica, big beat, techno
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by Brian Ruskin
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A sampler of tracks by Mental Health Consumer (Brian Ruskin), showcasing eclectic electronica, from techno to ambient to experimental.
Topics: mental health consumer, believe in billy records, electro, techno, netlabels
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by B Ruskin
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Early 2009 EP by Mental Health Consumer (B. Ruskin), recorded over Thanksgiving 2008. This electro-IDM collection features five slightly unnerving tracks, from the analog bloops of "Four Oh Four" to the sinister dissonance-as-harmony of "Moody", and crunchy guitars and beats of "Chimera". With âDrawing While Fallingâ, Mental Health Consumer evokes an immediancy and late-autumn unrest that will hopefully inspire the listener.
Topics: IDM, electro, techno, experimental, electronica
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by Brian Ruskin, Down Team Up
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"Live and Learn" is a collection of 5 new Down Team Up tracks mixed and performed live. With the help of an enthusiastic audience, the Down Team Up crew power through an improvised set of highly danceable laptop electronic music. In the tradition of Daft Punk's "Alive 1997" and legendary founders of Detroit techno and electro, sounds and beats are heavily tweaked and oscillated, control knobs twisted, the energy occasionally ebbing but mostly always flowing throughout the...
Topics: electro, techno, live
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by Down Team Up; Brian Ruskin
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"Right Before the Memory" is the new EP from Down Team Up , its 7 tracks in 28 short minutes take the listener on a journey through a day, from first light to evening wind-down.  It celebrates being fully present in the moment, appreciating life's moments, both commonplace and momentous.  Like previous LP's " Give and Take " and " Most of This is True ", the hallmarks of the Down Team Up sound are here: ambient electronics that ebb and flow from contemplative...
Topics: electronic, ambient, drone
Believe In Billy Records
by Peter Nester & Brian Ruskin
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Six song EP of atmospheric mixtures of guitar and electronic production. Production ranges from sparse, angular melodies with minimal beats ("Ring Finger") to heavily-layered ambient electro "Be Home By Dark" to experimental, emotive folk ("Bender"). Abstract sounds plus scraps of various genres equals the Abscraps debut EP on Believe in Billy Records.
Topic: ambient, experimental, guitar, electro,
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2010 edition of the borndirty.org electronic music compilation. Back once again with a staggering display of ground-breaking electronic experimentation, Dirty Compilation 2010:Quietly Violent is yet another powerhouse of stunning, high quality electronic music. Passionately written, produced and recorded by the members of the Dirty Forums on www.borndirty.org this unique compilation boasts some of the freshest sounds available for free on the internet today. Get ready for a dynamic journey...
Topics: electronic, experimental, dance
Believe In Billy Records
by Advances in Obsolete Technology
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Heavy beats, rolling basslines and loads of synths combine in ways that are both dance-able and well-suited for careful headphone listening.   This new extended play powers through 4 uptempo tracks that relentlessly layer hook after hook.  Opening track  "Infinite Runner"  clocks in at 15:39, but you'd never know it, given its locked-in marathon groove and shifting melodies. Up next is "Groundwork", which builds a lattice of beats and old-school electro counter-melodies....
Topics: electro, techno
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The Scary Tale EP by Advances in Obsolete Technology (released Halloween 2010 on Believe in Billy Records) is a collection of remixes that take the title track to the limits of electronic. With hooks aplenty and a mysterious set of lyrics, the various mixes of Scary Tale share some elements, but are mostly stand-alone, genre-defying tracks.
Topics: atmospheric, electronic, electro, lo-fi
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2005 edition of the online compilation of original electronic music from members of dirty.org
Topics: electronic, experimental, ambient, trip-hop, hip-hop
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by Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin
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This is a chronological compilation of tracks by Mental Health Consumer, spanning 7 years and 12 albums. The progression of style is evident, but because these songs are drawn from many albums with unique themes, there's a lot of variety along with the hallmarks of MHC's sound: skittering beats, layers of guitar and samples, retro basslines amid soft atmospheric pads. From the most urgent dance tracks to ambient soundscapes to epic electronic trips down memory lane, "What Have We...
Topics: electronic, experimental, ambient, IDM
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by Brian Ruskin
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Claustrophobic, somewhat creepy soundscape by Mental Health Consumer
Topics: mental health consumer, believe in billy records, electro, techno, netlabels
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by Mental Health Consumer; Brian Ruskin
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Inspired by life's changes - the hours, seasons, weather, time zones, moods and memories. Melodies emerge from layers of atmospheric sounds, both electronic and organic, some uplifting, others unsettling. "Secret Treetop Studio" is music for those who are overactive on the other side of the clock.
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental, field recordings, dubstep
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by Advances in Obsolete Technology; Brian Ruskin
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Advances in Obsolete Technology: Tacit A continuously mixed album of emotional electronic music, ranging from ambient electro to hard techno, with a melodic core. The first long-player from Advances in Obsolete Technology since 2011's "If I Keep Up This Way" , and the follow-up from 2017's "AViD Renewal EP" , this record is classic AIOT:  field recordings, live instrumentation and carefully programmed beats, swirling synths and countermelodies.Written, produced, painted and...
Topics: electro, ambient, techno, netlabel, field recordings, electronic, techno, ambient, netlabel
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2008 edition of annual dirty.org electronic music compilation
Topics: electro, techno, experimental, soundtrack
Believe In Billy Records
by Jiri Blazek & Brian Ruskin
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Jiri Blazek (Czech Republic) and Brian Ruskin (USA) have again collaborated across the ocean to produce an extended player of genre-blending electronic tracks.  Following up on their 2015 release "Steps Before the Final Installment"  , Blazek and Ruskin swap loops, beats and full tracks, mixing and remixing so that each producers' styles and skills compliment the finished product.
Topics: electronic, techno, electro, experimental, ambient
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by Brian Ruskin, Down Team Up
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"Most of This is True" is a new studio recording that further evolves Down Team Up's eclectic sound that has been picking up steam and merging influences by way of their debut EP and last summer's ambitious "Give and Take" record. This new album showcases 8 tracks of accessible, but slightly unsettling electronic music. Layers of instruments, some recognizeable, others heavily disguised, weave in and out over fractured beats. Elements of lo-fi emotive rock, found sounds, IDM...
Topics: emotive electronic, lo-fi, techno
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by Gears in the Rain
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Musical entrainment refers to the human response of synchronization to a rhythm.  Through repeated patterns of notes and beats, the listener can be encouraged to move, or to relax. "Entrainment" by Gears In The Rain is an album that aims to release sense memories through music. Ambient atmospheres, subtle melodies and occasional beats interweave with sound patterns designed to calm and encourage reflection. All tracks produced by Brian Ruskin.
Topics: ambient, atmospheric, electronic, new age, nostalgic, atmospheric, electronic, nostalgic
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by Peter Nester and Brian Ruskin
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The Abscraps -"22610" - Believe In Billy Records - Peter Nester and Brian Ruskin. Peter Nester contributed ethereal guitar melodies for the Mental Health Consumer EP "Far Above the World Tonight" (secret station records, SS-24, 2010). However, they were distorted and dismayed. here is a truer representation of the Abscraps' style of merging live, organic, emotive playing with otherworldly melodies.
Topics: guitar, ambient, experimental, abstract, electronic
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by AViD: advances in obsolete technology
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Briskly paced EP of broken breaks, Detroit electro and experimental guitar-infused EDM from AViD:Advances in Obsolete Technology. These 7 tracks represent some of the sonic delusions of producer Brian Ruskin as AViD collected over the past few years of just missing their way onto LPs. Are You In on the Delusion, too? Released by Believe In Billy Records, 2009
Topics: electro, techno, breaks, experimental, EDM
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2009 edition of the borndirty.org electronic music compilation
Topics: electronic, ambient, experimental, electro
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by Jiri Blazek and Brian Ruskin
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The tracks on this EP are from the "Walk in the Park" album sessions (2011-12), the beginning of Jiri Blazek's (Liquid Green) and Brian Ruskin's (Mental Health Consumer) collaborative efforts.  "Starlight" is a unique electronic track amongst the LP's cuts and is released here alongside an extended dance remix. Many versions, remixes and unreleased tracks were produced for the sessions, and several standouts are compiled here, ranging from hard techno to ambient...
Topics: electronic, dance, techno, experimental, ambient